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Slow start dooms Vikings against Bobcats on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings found themselves in a hole they could not climb out of on Tuesday, falling to Florence on the road 60-48.

The Vikings went the first seven-plus minutes without scoring a point, while William Kelley, Truth Setner, and Dustin Williams helped the Bobcats jump out to a 17-0 lead. Braden Sitte would catch fire later in the half, but not before the Bobcats could extend their lead by as much as 23 points before a half-court buzzer-beating three-pointer sent the Vikings into the locker room down 35-19.

Head coach Travis Ward said Sitte's buzzer-beater inspired the Vikings at the beginning of the second half, going on an 11-3 run thanks to clutch shooting from Brady Kita and Marshall Maltby on the line.

The Bobcats never let the Vikings get the deficit to under eight points. They hit 18 free throws in the second half to keep them at arm's distance the rest of the way. Kelley and Trent McLain poured in 17 points apiece, and Williams added 16 points in the win for the Bobcats. Sitte fouled out with 24 points in his final game as a Viking, with fellow senior Maltby chipping in eight points and Marco Jauregui coming in at the end to score five points.

The Vikings end the season 6-19 overall with a chance to return most of their team outside of their top scorer and rebounder.

Gibraltar face familiar opponent in WIAA opener on 105.1 The GOAT Tuesday

The road to Madison will take a familiar detour for the Gibraltar boys' basketball team as they open the WIAA Tournament on the road at Florence on Tuesday night.

 

The Vikings snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, beating Hilbert 45-39. The Vikings had to capture the win in comeback fashion as they found themselves down at the break 20-15 thanks to seven first-half points by Brody Hein. Braden Sitte and Liam Lindenberg led the comeback as they scored 25 of the Vikings' 30 second-half points to send the team into the tournament victorious. Sitte scored 22 points in what could be his final home game, while Lindenberg poured in 15 points with three three-pointers.

 

The Bobcats snapped a three-game losing streak of their own with a 72-26 win over Bowler in their regular season finale. William Kelley (24.7 ppg) leads a Bobcats attack that cracked 75 points four times, including a 95-47 victory over Bark River-Harris (MI).

 

Tuesday marks the third time in the last six years the Bobcats and the Vikings have met in the tournament, with all previous meetings taking place in Florence. The Vikings won 59-39 last season behind 21 points from Carl Burgess and 14 from Braden Sitte, and 70-41 in 2019. However, the Bobcats got the last laugh on the gridiron this school year, beating the Vikings 52-0.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call from Florence on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7 p.m. The winner will take on the winner of Niagara/Lena on Friday.

 

Listen to our interview with head coach Travis Ward here

 

Vikings boys win on Senior Day vs. Wolves

The Gibraltar Vikings will enter tournament week on a high note after beating Hilbert 45-39.

 

The Vikings had to capture the win in comeback fashion as they found themselves down at the break 20-15 thanks to seven first-half points by Brody Hein. Braden Sitte and Liam Lindenberg led the comeback as they scored 25 of the Vikings' 30 second-half points to send the team into the tournament victorious. Sitte scored 22 points in what could be his final home game, while Lindenberg poured in 15 points with three three-pointers. Hein ended his day with 12 points, while two teammates complemented him with eight points.

 

The Vikings are back in action on Tuesday in Florence, a game that will be broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gibraltar boys close regular season Saturday with Hilbert

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team will play the final regular season game for the entire area on Saturday when they welcome Hilbert to Fish Creek.

 

The Vikings have lost four straight games since they swept a weekend set against Sevastopol and St. Lawrence Seminary earlier this month. That includes a 54-24 loss to Menominee (MI) Thursday night. Braden Sitte was the lone Vikings player to reach double figures with 10 points. Aaron Brey added five points and Will Lecy contributed four more in the loss. Saturday's game will include festivities for the team's two seniors, Braden Sitte and Marshall Maltby. Senior Day had to be rescheduled after Maltby became ill and missed two games against Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. Head coach Travis Ward salutes Sitte and Maltby's effort during a memorable time during the program's history.

The Wolves come into the matchup fresh off of snapping a five-game losing streak with a nail-biting 38-36 win over Sheboygan Christian. Kaelin VandenWyngaard leads the team in scoring 14.3 points per game and is second in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game. This will be the first of two straight games against Packerland Conference opponents for the Wolves as they will open their WIAA Tournament run against NEW Lutheran.

 

Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m.

 

The Vikings will then focus on the tournament when they travel to Florence to take on the Bobcats for the second straight year. That game will be covered from Florence on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip at 7 p.m.

Third quarter sinks Vikings vs. Maroons in road loss

The Gibraltar Vikings were outscored 17-2 in a decisive third quarter as they went north of the border in a 54-24 loss to Menominee (MI) Thursday night.

 

Head coach Travis Ward complimented the Maroons' defense and physical play that kept his team off kilter all night long, adding that he thinks they could make a run in the Michigan State Basketball Tournament. Braden Sitte was the lone Vikings player to reach double figures with 10 points. Aaron Brey added five points and Will Lecy contributed four more in the loss. The Maroons were led by Tanner Theuerkauf with 19 points and Conner Coduti with 12. 

Reisen's putback puts Vikings girls in second round on 105.1 The GOAT

A McKailey Reisen putback with 6.5 seconds left in the game drowned out four years of agony in the WIAA Tournament as Gibraltar beat the higher-seeded Niagara Badgers 45-43.

 

Neither team could get much going offensively in the first half as both teams went nearly five minutes without hitting a shot from the field. Slowly but surely, the Vikings and Badgers players found their stride, with Niagara's Sydney Swanson and Gibraltar's Andie Schar and Anna Jarosh able to hit baskets. Mikala Gorham gave her team a huge boost heading into the break when she converted on a three-point play at the line to give the Vikings a 19-17 advantage at the break.

The Vikings would have to weather the Badgers' attack early in the second half as Mallory and Bristol Sanicki combined to hit five of their six three-pointers in the opening minutes as they built an eight-point lead. The free throw line and offensive rebounding helped the Vikings claw back into the game and even take small leads into the latter stages of the game.

Bristol Sanicki would add drama to the game's final moments when she hit a corner three-pointer to tie the game at 43 apiece. That's when a missed shot and an offensive rebound and put back from Reisen became the game-winner as the Badgers' final attempt came up empty, giving the Vikings their first playoff win in four years.

The Vikings were led in scoring by Andie Schar's 15 points, which were complemented by 12 points from McKailey Reisen and 10 points from Mikala Gorham. The Sanicki sisters combined for 23 points, including eighteen from behind the arc, in the loss for the Badgers.

 

On Friday night in Institute, the tenth-seeded Vikings will now face a familiar opponent in the Sevastopol Pioneers. The Pioneers dominated St. Thomas Aquinas 65-7 on Tuesday, not allowing the Cavaliers to score in the second half. The Vikings lost both matchups to the Pioneers during the regular season. The game will air on 105.1 The GOAT, 96.7 WBDK, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Vikings girls set for rematch against Badgers on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings will have an opportunity to avenge last year's exit in the WIAAs when they travel to Niagara for the second consecutive season.

 

The tenth-seeded Vikings won their tenth game of the season on Saturday with a 67-27 victory over Stockbridge. It marked their second win in three tries and it is more wins than the program has had over the last three seasons combined. Andie Schar and Mikala Gorham have been a potent one-two punch for the Vikings, leading the team in scoring and rebounding. Head coach Evan DeBroux is confident that his team is ready to shine come tournament time.

 

The Badgers come into the game dramatically different than the team that beat the Vikings 48-32 in Niagara in last year's WIAA Tournament opener. Only five team members that made the regional final are back, accounting for only five of the 48 points against the Vikings. All five of those points belonged to Mallory Sanicki, who leads the Badgers this year in scoring with 12.8 ppg and rebounding at 9.2 rpg. The Badgers went from 21-6 last year to 11-13 this year and have lost four straight games. 

 

Tim Kowols will make the trip for 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com, with the pregame show airing at 6:45 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar begins final week of regular season with Algoma trip on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team plays their final Packerland Conference game of the season on Monday with a trip south to face the Algoma Wolves.

 

The Vikings had no answers defensively last Friday when four different Sturgeon Bay Clippers broke double figures, and two others were within a basket as they rolled past them 87-68 in Fish Creek. Braden Sitte scored 20 points in each half to lead all scorers with 40 points in the contest. The Clippers would take a nearly 30-point lead late, but the Vikings got the deficit to below 20 points thanks to Jeffrey Mize scoring seven of his nine points late in the period and Liam Lindenberg hitting two more three-pointers to end his night with 10 points. They end the season with non-conference games at Menominee (MI) on Thursday and against Hilbert at home on Saturday. Head coach Travis Ward would like to see his team start playing their best basketball ahead of their opening-round matchup against Florence next week.

 

 

The Wolves will still have a game against Kewaunee later in the week on 104.1 WRLU as they try to get above .500 in Packerland play. They enter Monday's game on a three-game slide, losing to Peshtigo, Southern Door, and Kewaunee in consecutive contests. In their game against Sturgeon Bay, Algoma was led by Parker Lischka, who scored 21 points in a 54-43 loss. The Wolves will open their WIAA Tournament journey at Weyauwega-Fremont as the #10 seed.

 

Click here for our interview with Algoma Boys' Basketball Coach Eric Schneider

 

In their previous matchup, the Wolves earned a hard-fought 46-39 win over the Vikings on January 16th. The Wolves' Chase Romdenne and the Vikings' Braden Sitte matched each other with 19 points.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m., followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar's Sitte prepared for life after basketball

Time has flown by for Gibraltar junior varsity basketball coach Kent Sitte.

 

For the last 30 years, Sitte has been a near-constant site on the Vikings' sidelines, coaching hundreds of student-athletes at both the varsity and the junior varsity levels. In between stints coaching the varsity team, he would take a back seat to coach junior varsity when there was a staff member who wanted to take the reins of the programs, citing his own time constraints and the importance of having a voice for the program inside the walls of Gibraltar. He also took time off from coaching to start a family with his wife, Heidi, raising Abbi and Braden to be All-Packerland Conference performers during their respective basketball careers. Sitte cited some wins over bigger programs as being some of his favorite highlights but added that experiencing the program's recent run of success with his son on the roster has been remarkable.

Head Coach Travis Ward says Sitte has always been a great asset to the program, especially for the young coaches like himself who have taken over things over the years.

Sitte jokes that he may have to find a few new hobbies to fill the time when he is done coaching basketball, though he is looking forward to visiting his kids at their respective colleges, among other trips. Sitte will be honored during a special ceremony at Friday's Sturgeon Bay game that will be covered on 105.1 The GOAT.

 

Click here for our full interview with Kent Sitte

 

Picture courtesy of Gibraltar Area Schools

Gibraltar honors Maltby, Sitte duo ahead of Sturgeon Bay matchup on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar will honor its seniors and one of its longtime coaches, Kent Sitte, ahead of its matchup against Sturgeon Bay on Friday.

 

In their last game, strength, speed, and length were used against the Vikings as Southern Door led wire-to-wire in a 79-51 victory. Will Lecy, Liam Lindenberg, and Marshall Maltby hit their three-point shots to keep the game within single digits until midway through the half, when the game started to get away from them. Braden Sitte finally cracked the Eagles' code in the second half, finishing off the drives to the hoop with baskets or trips to the free throw line, where he was a perfect 8-8. Sitte ended his evening with 20 points, Maltby added 10 points, Lecy chipped in with nine, and Lindenberg poured in eight.  Head coach Travis Ward is hoping for a better result on Friday, especially since he was happy with how the team performed against the Clippers in their first meeting with Sitte or Maltby in the lineup.

 

Clippers prevailed over the Algoma Wolves Tuesday night, using a balanced attack to build a six-point lead at halftime before pulling away late for the win. Jackson Starr had a team-high 17 points for the Clippers, while Gannon Evers added ten more, and Danny Lodl chipped in ten. First-year head coach Zach Goblisch is happy to see how the team has come together this year after dealing with a COVID year and three different head coaches during their time at Sturgeon Bay.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

Vikings girls outpace Indians in win

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team jumped out to a 34-10 halftime lead and never looked back in their 67-27 win over Stockbridge Thursday night in Fish Creek.

 

In their final home game, the Vikings' seniors led the way with McKailey Reisen scoring 14 points and Quincy Chomeau adding eight points. Mikala Gorham also contributed 10 points in the win. Emily Menzel scored eight points for the Indians in the loss.

 

In Division 5, #10 Gibraltar will travel to Niagara to face the Badgers on the road. Tim Kowols will be on the call from Niagara on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip off at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar's Sitte commits to UW-LaCrosse

He still has a few games left in his basketball career, but Gibraltar's Braden Sitte was thinking of a different sport earlier this week as he committed to UW-LaCrosse to play football.

 

Sitte announced his intentions on his Instagram page earlier this week:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sitte set records this season as a wide receiver and kicker, but he also made his mark as a defensive back. The All-Peninsula Conference player in all three phases of the game registered 60 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions, one of which he took the other way for a touchdown.

 

He became the second player to announce his post-high school plans when it came to football after Braxton Riha signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Minnesota State. 

Gibraltar, Southern Door tangle in Brussels on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball takes a two-game winning streak to Brussels on Tuesday night when they play the Southern Door Eagles.

 

The Vikings snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 66-30 home win over Sevastopol last Thursday before following it up two days later with a 57-41 victory against St. Lawerence Seminary.  The Vikings powered past their hosts 33-17 in the Saturday matchup to win. Braden Sitte continues to lead the team in scoring but has been complemented well by Liam Lindenberg's outside shooting and Marshall Maltby's inside game. 

 

The Eagles have been the class of the Packerland Conference all season long as they enter the matchup with a perfect 12-0 mark to go along with their 16-4 overall mark. A big reason they have been so successful this season is Drew Daoust, who is among the state leaders in scoring with 34.4 ppg and eclipsed 2,000 points in his career his last time out in a 66-45 win over Algoma. That's not the only reason why Matthew Malvitz is nearly averaging a double-double (8.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg), and Caden Pierre is acting as a sharpshooter himself at 9.2 ppg.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be streamed worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gibraltar, Algoma battle after bracket announcement on 105.1 The GOAT Monday

The Gibraltar Vikings and the Algoma Wolves still have work to do before focusing on the WIAA postseason, including their game on Monday in Fish Creek.

 

Sunday's bracket announcement has both teams playing on February 20th, with #6 Algoma hosting Roncalli in Division 4 and #10 Gibraltar traveling to Niagara in Division 5.

 

The Vikings were scheduled to play Elcho on Saturday, but their hosts were forced to forfeit for the fifth time this season. The last game the Vikings played was on Friday, a nailbiting 44-42 win over Sturgeon Bay on the road. McKailey Reisen helped lead the comeback with seven of her team-high 10 points after the break. Balanced scoring made it challenging for the Clippers as Mikala Gorham and Andie Schar each scored nine points, and Pam Prescott chipped in eight points in the victory. Head coach Evan DeBroux is looking forward to the stretch run, which also includes a game against Stockbridge later this week.

 

The Wolves' last game was also against the Clippers, coming away with a convincing 42-21 win over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers at home. The Algoma girls were led by Ryley Zimmerman, who scored 14 points, and Jadyn Nellis added eight more points as the Wolves protected their home court. Wolves head coach Mark Zastrow knows the bigger prize begins next week, but said he would treat their final games against Gibraltar and Kewaunee like they are conference championship games

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar boys beat St. Lawrence Seminary for second straight win

After starting 0-for-2024, the Gibraltar Vikings have put together two straight wins after beating St. Lawerence Seminary 57-41 on Saturday afternoon.

 

The game was tied at 24 at the break, but the Vikings outscored their host 33-17 in the second half to take the win. St. Lawrence Seminary's Micah Wood was the only problem for the Vikings offensively with 23 points, but he did so going 8-23 from the field and 4-6 from the line.

 

The Vikings will go to Southern Door on Tuesday for a Packerland Conference tilt that will be on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

Vikings girls earn comeback win vs. Clippers, travel to Elcho Saturday

Gibraltar survived its matchup against Sturgeon Bay with a 44-42 victory on the road.

 

The Vikings were down by one at the break to the Clippers, who weathered a storm of scoring from Dasha Yeltysheva. She scored 11 of her team-high 20 points in the first half, with two others pitching in at least four points in the frame. 

 

McKailey Reisen helped lead the comeback with seven of her team-high 10 points after the break. Balanced scoring made it challenging for the Clippers as Mikala Gorham and Andie Schar each scored nine points, and Pam Prescott chipped in eight points in the victory. Yeltysheva was complemented by 10 points from Regan Kasten and eight points from Cady Carlson in the Clippers' loss.

 

The Vikings will head to Elcho before hosting Algoma on Monday for a broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT. Elcho has struggled to stay on the court, let alone win games. They have not won since November 20th and forfeited at least four games between the middle of December and January. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.

Gibraltar, Sevastopol play out of conference Saturday

After playing each other on Thursday, Gibraltar and Sevastopol will battle non-conference foes on the road on Saturday.

 

The Pioneers will be a part of a triple-header of basketball at the Oshkosh Arena, playing Wabeno-Laona at 2:30 p.m.

 

The Vikings will visit St. Lawrence Seminary in the Fond du Lac area for a 2:30 p.m. tip.

Vikings ride big-half to victory over Pioneers on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings very nearly matched their scoring average in the first half as they broke a nine-game losing streak on Thursday night, beating Sevastopol 66-30. 

 

The Vikings pestered the Pioneers defensively as they allowed only six field goals in the first half, three of which were made by Lucas Delsart. They took advantage of turnovers and long rebounds to set up their offense, allowing Braden Sitte to drive into the lane and for Aaron Brey, Liam Lindenberg, and Marshall Maltby to knock down three-pointers.

 

 

Sitte and Lindenberg reached double figures in the first half as the Vikings darted to a 40-15 lead at the break. Going into the game, the Vikings had averaged 46.2 ppg.

 

 

The Pioneers kept things more under control in the second half, but turnovers set up two slam dunks by Sitte and allowed the Vikings to sink another four three-pointers. Damian Lardinois and Chase Haberli were able to come onto the court in relief and contribute. Delsart led the way with 11 points, but Lardinois added six, and Haberli chipped in four points in the loss.

 

 

Despite doing it in different ways, Sitte and Lindenberg each scored 20 points in the Vikings' first win of 2024. Maltby and Will Lecy each scored six points.

 

 

The Vikings will play on Saturday at St. Lawrence Seminary on Saturday and on Tuesday at Southern Door. The Southern Door game that will be carried on 105.1 The GOAT at 7:15 p.m., with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday when they play Wabeno-Laona at Oshkosh Arena. That game is part of a triple-header of basketball, including a girls' basketball matchup between the two schools and the Wisconsin Herd.

 

 

Gibraltar, Sevastopol look to bust losing streaks Thursday on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar and Sevastopol look to snap long losing streaks on Thursday night when they play each other in Fish Creek.

 

The Vikings are 0-for-2024, failing to record a victory since a two-game winning streak against Sevastopol and Goodman/Pembine in mid-December. Early foul trouble and a hot shooting night by Peshtigo's Dominik Baxter sent the Vikings to their ninth straight loss as they lost to the Bulldogs on the road 57-43 on Monday night. The team's leading scorer, Braden Sitte, finally got on the scoreboard in the second half, eventually leading the team in scoring with nine points as buckets continued to be challenging for the Vikings to come by. Marshall Maltby scored seven points, and Will Lecy matched Lindenberg's six points in the loss.

 

The Pioneers have won more recently as they topped Stockbridge 92-37 on January 23rd, but they have lost five straight since then and continue to be winless in the Packerland Conference. NEWCHAA took a 40-19 lead into the break and never let go of its stranglehold on the game in a 71-45 Pioneers loss. Lucas Delsart was the only player to crack double figures with 14 points with three three-pointers for the Pioneers. Chase Haberli registered seven points, while Oliver Matthews and Daniel Castillo each added six points.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Listen to a full interview with Gibraltar head coach Travis Ward

Listen to a full interview with Sevastopol head coach Kyle Luedtke

Vikings boys can't leash Bulldogs on 105.1 The Bulldogs

Early foul trouble and a hot shooting night by Peshtigo's Dominik Baxter sent the Gibraltar boys' basketball team to their ninth straight loss as they lost to the Bulldogs on the road 57-43 on Monday night. 

 

Braden Sitte picked up two fouls in the opening minutes of the first half, sending him to the bench for the rest of the period, forcing head coach Travis Ward to rely on his younger players to handle the ball in his absence. The Bulldogs' Baxter and the Vikings' Liam Lindenberg went toe to toe early on as they scored the first 16 points. Baxter got his teammates involved offensively, and the Vikings had passes intercepted by Bulldogs defenders as Peshtigo entered their locker room up 29-12 at the break.

 

 

Sitte was able to finally get on the scoreboard in the second half, eventually leading the team in scoring with nine points as buckets continued to be tough for the Vikings to come by.

 

 

Baxter ended his night with 27 points while Will McMahon added nine points, seven of which came in the second half as he battled his own foul trouble. For the Vikings, Marshall Maltby scored seven points, and Will Lecy matched Lindenberg's six points in the loss.

 

 

The Vikings will return home on Thursday night to battle Sevastopol as both teams look to snap losing streaks. Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Gibraltar boys tangle with Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT Monday

The Gibraltar Vikings will try to break an eight-game losing streak on the road Monday night when they head around the bay to face Peshtigo.

 

The Vikings could not make its six-point halftime last the distance as they fell to Oconto 67-60 in Fish Creek Friday night. The Vikings would hang around, closing the gap several times and exchanging ties and leads with the Vikings until late in the second half. A big reason why was Liam Lindenberg, who hit three three-pointers in the frame to end the night with 16 points. His ability to hit the three opened things up for Braden Sitte and Marshall Maltby, who ended their nights with 16 and 12 points, respectively, most of which came in the second half. After the game, head coach Travis Ward said he and his team do not talk much about winning and losing during the regular season, rather focusing on the postseason in a few weeks. Still, he says a win would have been good for morale.

 

 

The Bulldogs are on a two-game winning streak, evening their overall record to 9-9 after a slim 45-42 victory over Algoma on Friday. The Wolves outscored the Bulldogs 28-16 in the first half and had the favor returned to them when they were outscored 29-14 after the break. Will McMahon (20 points) and Dominik Baxter (14 points) sparked the comeback as they combined to score 23 points in the second half for the Bulldogs. 

 

In their previous matchup on December 14th, the Vikings made a comeback in the second half but came up short in a 61-56 loss to the Bulldogs. McMahon and Baxter scored 23 and 22 points for the Bulldogs in the win. That game marked Lindenberg's arrival as a varsity stalwart, complementing Sitte's 20 points with 18 points as he went 6-8 from behind the arc.

 

Tim Kowols and Matt Malvitz have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be streamed at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Victory escapes Gibraltar's grasp on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team could not make its six-point halftime last the distance as they fell to Oconto 67-60 in Fish Creek Friday night.

 

The two teams exchanged runs in the first half as the Vikings answered a 5-0 run by the Blue Devils with an 11-0 run of their own in the first half. The two teams exchanged blows until the final minutes of the first half when Kayin Jackson added a spark off the bench with seven points, matching Liam Lindenberg to help stake the Vikings to a 27-21 lead at the break.

 

 

In the second half, it was all about Carter Koch, who scored 25 of his game-high 34 points after the break. Koch's first two points of the second half not only flipped the script as they turned a six-point deficit into a six-point advantage, but it helped him break the 1000-point barrier for his high school career.

 

 

The Vikings would hang around, closing the gap several times as they would exchange ties and leads with the Vikings until late in the second half. A big reason why was Lindenberg, who hit three three-pointers in the frame, to end the night with 16 points. His ability to hit the three opened things up for Sitte and Marshall Maltby, who ended their nights with 16 and 12 points, respectively, most of which came in the second half.

 

 

It was not enough in the end, as Cooper Campsure's 15 points and nine points from Trenton Hartman helped the Blue Devils snap their three-game losing streak and extended the Vikings' own skid to eight. 

 

 

The Vikings will head to Peshtigo on Monday to face the Bulldogs. Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Vikings girls knockout Pats

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team never surrendered their 20-point halftime lead in a 65-41 win over Goodman/Pembine.

 

The Vikings used their depth to their advantage as they took a 39-19 advantage into the locker room behind 12 first-half points from Mikala Gorham. She would finish the evening with 17 points, matching her teammate Andie Schar as the Vikings cruised to victory. Emile Glocke scored eight points while Pam Prescott and McKailey Reisen each added six points. All five Patriots players scored in the game, led by Rebekah Strietzel's 17 points and Cate Gilbert's 14 points.

Gibraltar boys welcome Oconto on 105.1 The GOAT Friday

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team looks to snap a seven-game losing streak Friday night when they face Oconto for the second time this season.

 

The Vikings went 0-for-January, failing to crack 40 points in four of the seven games. In their last game, the Vikings lost to NEW Lutheran 54-35 thanks in part to a cold start to the game that found them down 31-13 at the break. No Vikings players reached double figures, but they were led by Braden Sitte with eight points while Marshall Maltby and Aaron Brey each added seven points. Head coach Travis Ward says they are getting healthier and getting players back from a variety of reasons and he hopes that translates to more success on the court.

The Blue Devils have seen them slip down a spot or two in the Packerland Conference as they go through their own three-game losing streak, including losses to Sturgeon Bay (74-58) and Algoma (60-57) last week. In the first meeting between these two teams, Carter Koch erupted for 27 points as the Blue Devils won the game 59-49. Sitte led the Vikings with 17 points with Maltby chipping in with 13 points.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m. It will be the same story on Monday when the Vikings head around the bay to face Peshtigo.

Viking girls lose heartbreaker to Peshtigo

The Gibraltar Viking girls’ basketball team could not hang on to a 20-17 halftime lead and fell to the Peshtigo Bulldogs 40-39 in Fish Creek.

 

Mikala Gorham scored 21 points with three three-pointers, but it was not enough as the Vikings fought hard but came up short on the scoreboard.

 

Holly Pesch  led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while Audra Bauman had 11 points, going 7/9 at the free throw line. 

 

Gibraltar will now host Goodman/Pembine on Thursday night in a non-conference game.